Muthiah is dedicated to and known for his distinctive client service and working at the top. He leads Spencer Stuart’s Product Practice and serves as the regional leader in the West Coast of the United States, in addition to leading the firm’s San Francisco and Silicon Valley offices. With 25 years of experience in leadership and management consulting, product, and technology, Muthiah helps organizations solve all problems at the intersection of business and people.

As a core member of the Technology, Media and Telecommunications and Technology Officer practices, he helps clients achieve their business goals using the power of technology. He works closely with boards and leadership teams in public, VC and PE-backed pre-IPO companies as they seek to solve critical leadership and growth challenges. He helps organizations create an inclusive environment where diverse people can show up as their true self and thrive. Muthiah is committed to assist as a trusted advisor not just to organizations but also to their leaders on their leadership journeys.


  • CEO, CPO and CTO searches
  • Board advisory
  • Product-led transformation
  • Digital and business transformation
  • Leadership consulting


Trusted advisor with passion for technology-driven transformation

  • Muthiah has led hundreds of searches at Spencer Stuart, including searches for board directors, CEOs with product and digital backgrounds, COOs, chief product officers and chief technology officers. His core work is in the technology sector working with B2B and B2C companies.
  • He has leveraged his experience working with best-in-class technology companies to help companies in other sectors like financial services, consumer and healthcare as they drive digital and product-led transformations.
  • In acknowledgement for his work advising senior executives on their career journeys, Muthiah was awarded Spencer Stuart’s Lou Rieger Quality Award for client service.
  • Coaching new CEOs on their onboarding approach, CHROs on talent strategy and high-potential leaders on their personal effectiveness
  • Muthiah helped build Spencer Stuart’s Bangalore Office from the ground up, establishing the firm’s leadership advisory work in India.

Previous Experience

  • Muthiah was a partner at Kstart, a unique seed program by Kalaari Capital focused on enabling Indian entrepreneurs to build game-changing businesses. He managed Kstart’s investment portfolio in early-stage tech companies in emerging areas such as AI, fintech, health technology and consumer technology.
  • Muthiah was an associate partner at McKinsey, where he served clients across industries on leadership development, strategy and operations transformation.
  • He spent more than eight years at Texas Instruments, working on cutting-edge new product development and innovation.

Practice Areas